|Seven Keys To Baldpate - George M Cohan|
George M Cohan stars in the 1917 film of his play based on the often filmed Earl Derr Biggers novel.
Keywords: George M Cohan; Baldpate; mystery; comedy; old house
Downloads: 1,515 (1 review)
|Terror Island - Jesse L Lasky|
A man is held captive by island natives who believe that his daughter has stolen a pearl belonging to their idol. This is a five reel truncated 1922 Realart print of the Houdini mystery missing a large chunk from the middle of this originally seven reel production.
Keywords: harry houdini; silent film; paramount pictures; mystery; realart; magician; illusionist; island; escape; escapist; drama; action
Downloads: 1,164 (1 review)
|Haldane of the Secret Service - Harry Houdini|
Heath Haldane (Houdini) attempts to track down the vicious criminal gang responsible for his government agent father's death while also saving the girl he loves.
Keywords: harry houdini; houdini picture corp; magician; action; g-man; secret service; crime; mystery; action; silent films
Downloads: 1,523 (1 review)
|The Wolf Man -Trailer|
origin al theatrical trailer
Keywords: universal monsters
Downloads: 1,375 (1 review)
|Topper - Henrietta Sells The House|
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Topper; Thorne Smith; Leo Carrol; Robert Sterling; Anne Jeffries; Ghosts; Comedy
Downloads: 10,167 (5 reviews)
|In Melbourne Tonight (Incomplete episode dated 29 December 1961) - GTV-9|
An incomplete episode of the long running Australian nightly variety show IMT, Starring Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton. The copyright in Australian television broadcasts lasts for 50 years from date of broadcast. This video copy of a kinescope recording entered the public domain 1 January 2012. This video is mastered from an extremely poor quality VHS dupe of the original kinescope. The video copy is multi-generational (tape swapping)...
Keywords: IMT; in melbourne tonight; classic tv; graham kennedy; bert newton; channel nine; GTV
Downloads: 2,295 (2 reviews)
|Night Of The Living Dead - Russell Streiner; Karl Hardman|
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg...
Keywords: horror; zombie; low budget; independent
Downloads: 18,953 (2 reviews)
|The Sinking of the Lusitania - Winsor McCay|
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production...
Keywords: Lusitantia; Winsor McCay; Animation; History; World War I; Propaganda
Downloads: 30,530 (6 reviews)
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Al Zimbalist|
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright owner to lodge a copyr...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 53,002 (29 reviews)
|Dressed To Kill - Roy William Neill|
Three cheap musical boxes (each one playing a subtly different version of "The Swagman"), manufactured in Dartmoor Prison, are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang is determined to steal and recover all three, even if it means committing murder. Sherlock Holmes tries to recover the music boxes and crack the secret code contained in the tune before the gang can get what they want...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Patricia Morrison; Holmes Herbert; Harry Cording; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; musical boxes; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
Downloads: 6,541 (2 reviews)
|The Kennel Murder Case - Michael Curtiz|
Philo Vance investigates one of his most famous locked-room murders.
Keywords: mystery; philo vance; michael curtiz; warner bros; william powell; mary astor; Ralph Morgan; arthur hohl; paul cavanaugh
Downloads: 1,575 (3 reviews)
|My Favorite Brunette - Daniel Dare|
A death row inmate tells the story of how he got his sentence. He was a baby photographer who made the mistake of looking for adventure by agreeing to look after his neighbor's private-eye establishment.
Keywords: bob hope; dorothy lamour; peter lorre; lon chaney jr; reginald denny; ann doran; jack larue; bing rosby; comedy; photography; private eye
Downloads: 1,536 (1 review)
|Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) - Julius Hagen|
This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour"...
Keywords: Feature Films; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Wontner; Ian Fleming; The Sleeping Cardinal
Downloads: 15,236 (7 reviews)
|Burke's Law - Aaron Spelling|
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963.
Keywords: Classic TV; Gene Barry; Burke's Law; Millionare Detective
Downloads: 20,046 (3 reviews)
|The Vampire Bat - Phil Goldstone|
"These are the TALONS of The Vampire Bat" This copy is sharper than the others that appear on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered: THE VAMPIRE BAT. 1933. 7 reels. Credits: Producer, Phil Goldstone; director, Frank Strayer; screen story, Edward T. Lowe; film editor, Otis Garrett. (c) Majestic Pictures Corp.; 19Jan33; LP3579. NO RENEWALS FOUND. There are two versions available for download: - NTSC (480p @ 24 fps) Run Time: 1:02:37 - PAL (576p @ 25 fps) Run Time: 1:00:0...
Keywords: vampire; bat; horror; golden age; Lionel Atwill; Fay Wray; Melvyn Douglas; Dwight Frye; George E Stone; Frank Strayer
Downloads: 4,359 (2 reviews)
|I'm A Fool (GE Theater)|
James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan.
Keywords: Classic TV; James Dean; Eddie Albert; Natalie Wood; Ronald Reagan
Downloads: 6,734 (5 reviews)
|"Thriller" The Return of Andrew Bentley - William Frye|
Season 2 Episode 12 This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain. It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame.
Keywords: Classic TV; Thriller; Boris Karloff; John Newland
Downloads: 9,787 (3 reviews)
|Jail Bait - Edward D Wood Jr|
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
Keywords: Edward D Wood Jr; Mystery; Crime Thriller; Steve Reeves; Delores Fuller; Lyle Talbot; Ed Wood
Downloads: 35,701 (13 reviews)
|Tomorrow At Seven|
A murderer, known as "The Black Ace", menaces a number of people staying in an old dark mansion. This 1933 picture features matinee idol Chester Morris as an author intent on writing a book about the notorious criminal. He visits criminal expert Thornton Drake to get more information about the case. When someone receives the killer's calling card (the "ace of spades") the mystery begins. This is a wonderfully entertaining old fashioned mystery movie with all the hallmarks - an old house, servant...
Keywords: Chester Morris; old house; murder; mystery; writer
Downloads: 2,186 (1 review)
|Hollywood Without Makeup - Ken Murray|
A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Ken Murray with a Special appearance by Kirk Douglas. Features footage of: Eddie Albert, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Mary Astor, Lew Ayres, Max Baer, Lucille Ball, Richard Barthelmess, Rex Bell, Edgar Bergen, Sally Blane, Humphrey Bogart, John Boles, Pat Boone, Eddie Borden, Hobart Bosworth, Clara Bow, William Boyd, Fanny Brice, Paul Brooks, Joe E...
Keywords: Classic TV; Hollywood; Ken Murray; Movie Stars; TV Special; Home Movies; Behind the Scenes
Downloads: 16,820 (8 reviews)
|Red Haired Alibi - Sigmund Neufeld|
A young hotel sales-girl becomes the paid companion of a man in New York. Little does she know that he is a notorious gangster and she will become involved in all manner of mystery and intrigue. Directed by Christy Cabanne Written by Edward T Lowe Jr Based on the novel by Wilson Collison Produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Tower Productions Photographed by Harry Forbes Edited by Irving Birnbaum Recorded by Corson Jowett CAST Merna Kennedy - Lynn Monith Theodore von Eltz - Trent Travers Grant Withers...
Keywords: gangster; feature; tower pictures; sigmun neufeld; christy cabanne; shirley temple; grant withers
Downloads: 4,989 (4 reviews)
|Stamp Day For Superman - Thomas Carr|
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
Keywords: Classic TV; Superman; George Reeves; Public Service Announcement; US Treasury
Downloads: 16,699 (9 reviews)
|Satan's Harvest - George Montgomery|
This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers. This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone...
Keywords: Drugs; Smuggling; Assassination; organised crime; South Africa; Tippi Hedren; George Montgomery
Downloads: 11,542 (3 reviews)
|The Speckled Band - Herbert Wilcox|
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles."
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Raymond Massey
Downloads: 38,726 (6 reviews)
|Frankenstein - Trailer|
Keywords: trailer; monster movie
Downloads: 1,997 (1 review)
|Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (Henry Fonda TV Special) - David L Wolper|
This one hour TV special tells the story of Hollywood from the advent of sound up to the modern day. Originally Aired 28 November 1962. Hosted by Henry Fonda.
Keywords: Classic TV; Hollywood; Henry Fonda; Movie Stars; TV Special
Downloads: 8,062 (4 reviews)
|Shadow Of Chinatown - Robert F Hill|
Condensed feature length version of the serial.
Keywords: Bela Lugosi; serial; chinatown; crime; action
Downloads: 3,542 (1 review)
|Hysterical History - Famous Studios|
An amusing take on American History
Keywords: Animation; Cartoon
Downloads: 9,669 (1 review)
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Trailer - Al Zimbalist|
Trailer for the "Classic" sci-fi film available here
Keywords: Trailers; Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 2,371 (2 reviews)
|Green Eyes - George R Batcheller|
A charming Chesterfield mystery starring 1930s/40s hero Charles Starrett. The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder. Encoded for IPOD from a VHS master.
Keywords: Chesterfield Pictures; Charles Starrett; Richard Thorpe; B Picture
Downloads: 10,178 (4 reviews)
|Adventures of Dr Fu Manchu S1E11 - Republic Pictures|
The Adventures of Dr Fu Manchu Series 1 Episode 11 - The Masterplan of Fu Manchu CAST Glen Gordon - Dr. Fu Manchu Lester Matthews - Sir Dennis Nayland Smith Clark Howat - Dr. John Petrie Carla Balenda - Betty Leonard
Keywords: Classic TV; Fu Manchu; Sax Rohmer; Republic Television
Downloads: 6,031 (2 reviews)
|Arthur Conan Doyle - Fox Film Corporation|
A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism.
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Spiritualism
Downloads: 13,386 (6 reviews)
|The House I Live In - Mervyn LeRoy and Frank Ross|
Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.
Keywords: Frank Sinatra; Mervyn Le Roy; Frank Ross; Albert Maltz; The House I Live In
Downloads: 84,280 (6 reviews)
|Who Killed Doc Robbin? - Hal Roach|
A short feature from 1948 in colour. A bunch of Rascal-like kids solve a mystery in the mansion on the hill. Features George Zucco. This is one of many 1948 Hal Roach films that lapsed into the public domain when the comany fell into financial difficulties in the 1970s.
Keywords: Hal Roach; Our Gang; Curly and His Gang; George Zucco; Old House Mystery; Colour; Short Features
Downloads: 6,563 (1 review)
|EAST SIDE KIDS (1940)|
First film in the Monogram series. Made before most of the regular moved to the studio.
Keywords: East side Kids; Dead End Boys; Bowery Boys; Leon Ames
Downloads: 4,069 (2 reviews)
|The Woman In Green - Roy William Neill|
The 11th film in the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series, "The Woman In Green" explores Professor Moriarty's plan to blackmail wealthy gentlemen, making them think they murdered the young female victims of a Jack The Ripper style serial killer. This is a slightly better print than the others already available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright LP13455 25 July 1945: THE WOMAN IN GREEN...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Henry Daniel; Hillary Brooke; Paul Cavanagh; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; the empty house; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
Downloads: 6,067 (1 review)
|The Giant Gila Monster - Trailer|
Keywords: trailer; b-movie
Downloads: 1,659 (1 review)
|A Christmas Carol - J. Searle Dawley|
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010.
Keywords: 1910; Silent; Charles Dickens; Christmas; A Christmas Carol; Charles Ogle
Downloads: 36,843 (6 reviews)
|DOULGLAS FAIRBANKS JR presents Bulldog Drummond - Dougfair Productions|
"Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair'" Series 5 Episode 13 (28 January 1957) This was made as a pilot for a possible series. When it wasn't picked up the pilot was used as an episode in the "Douglas Fairbanks Presents" series. Cast Douglas Fairbanks Jr - Host Robert Beatty - Bulldog Drummond Greta Gynt - Mrs. Harriette Ludlow Michael Ripper - Kelly William Franklyn - Roger Benning Harry Lane - Kinsella John Le Mesurier - Inspector Burroughs Michael Anthony - Dr...
Keywords: Classic TV; Bulldog Drummond; Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents; Failed Pilot; Robert Beatty
Downloads: 4,382 (1 review)
|White Zombie - Edward Halperin|
"With These Zombie Eyes he rendered her powerless - With This Zombie Grip he made her perform his every desire!" This is a slightly clearer print that the ones already available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright in 1932 WHITE ZOMBIE. Presented by Amusement Securities Corporation. 1932. 8 reels. Credits: Producer, Edward Halperin; director, Victor Halperin; story and dialogue,Garnett Weston...
Keywords: bela lugosi; horror; zombie; victor halperin; edward halperin
Downloads: 5,801 (1 review)
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Copper Beeches - Arthur Conan Doyle|
Georges Treville appeared as Sherlock Holmes in a number of short features in 1912. His series of films was the first officially authorised series of Holmes Films, produced under the supervision of Conan Doyle himself. This is the 8th and final episode it is also the only episode that survives. The series comprised the following films, all directed by Adrien Caillard and produced by Eclair. 1. Le ruban moucheté/The Speckled Band 2...
Keywords: Georges Treville; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle
Downloads: 11,741 (2 reviews)
|Tormented - trailer|
Keywords: trailer; b-movie
Downloads: 1,219 (1 review)
|The Eruption of Mt St Helens|
documentary about the eruption of Mt St Helens
Keywords: Mt St Helens; Volcano; eruption; science; study; evacuation; civil defense; proceedure
Downloads: 37,236 (3 reviews)
|MARTIN KANE, PRIVATE EYE - The District Attorney Killer - Frank Burns|
Original Air Date: 1 March 1951 Series 2 Episode 20 William Gargan as Martin Kane Ads, credits and network logos intact.
Keywords: Classic TV; Martin Kane; William Gargan; NBC; Live Drama; Kinoscope; Radio shows on TV
Downloads: 4,355 (6 reviews)
|Warning Red - Norwood Studios|
Nuclear preparation and survival film.
Keywords: Nuclear War; Atomic Age; A Bomb; H Bomb; Civil Defence; Cold War
Downloads: 2,561 (1 review)
|The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? - Joseph Seidon|
Sherlock Holmes parody made with marionettes.
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Marionettes
Downloads: 2,972 (1 review)
|The James Dean Story - Robert Altman|
A documentary, made in 1957, about the life and career of James Dean. Directed by Robert Altman.
Keywords: James Dean; Movie stars; Hollywood; Documentary; Robert Altman; Teenagers
Downloads: 16,683 (3 reviews)
|In The Wake of the Bounty - Charles Chauvel|
"In The Wake of The Bounty" is Errol Flynn's first film. It is also the first of two of Charles Chauvel's proposed series of docudrama's which would be part narrative and part travelogue. The other is "Heritage" For the trivia buffs: -Errol Flynn was a decendant of Fletcher Christian, the character he plays in this film. -This incident in history has also been explored in "Mutiny on the Bounty", in 1935 with Charles Laughton and Clarke Gable and in 1962 Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando and again ...
Keywords: Errol Flynn; The Bounty; Australia; Fletcher Christian; Pitcarn Island; Charles Chauvel; Expeditionary Films; William Bligh; Mutiny on the Bounty; Docudrama; Travelogue
Downloads: 21,571 (5 reviews)
|Sin Takes A Holiday - C. E. Sullivan; E. B. Derr|
A dowdy secretary named Sylvia Brenner (Constance Bennett) agrees to marry her rich, divorce lawyer boss Gaylord Stanton (Kenneth MacKenna) so that he can avoid a marriage to one of his regular clients. The deal is that Sylvia will get a great allowance and the ability to travel anywhere she wants. While on a trip to Paris she begins to find herself and develop into a confident, uninhibited woman. She attracts one of Gaylord's cad friends Reggie Durant (Basil Rathbone) and contemplates an "affai...
Keywords: Pre-Code; romance; marriage; dirvorce; marriage of convenience; contract; Constance Bennett; Basil Rathbone; Kenneth MacKenna; social mores; morals; Pathé Exchange; talkies; early sound systems
Downloads: 6,632 (1 review)
|Police Station - Sandy Howard|
This is a 1959 episode of a police drama called "Police Station". This show dealt with the day-to-day goings on in the Precinct 11 Station. 39 episodes were made and the show was syndicated. Very few episodes survive. IMDB only lists two of them here. The story in this episode follows conflicting stories about what happened during a teenage gang war and the arrest of an elderly con woman. Contains original ads.
Keywords: Classic TV; Police; Police Station; Sandy Howard; Harvey Bernhard
Downloads: 13,577 (7 reviews)